Chris Armstrong|

Apr 28 '14. 8:59 am|

 

BIKE Festival Riva will be packed with eager bike fans from May 1st-4th. For Livigno – Feel the Alps, this is the perfect occasion to spread the word and get visitors amped about the action packed summer ahead. Two exceptional events are confirmed in the Italian 'Little Tibet': the renowned Suzuki Nine Knights and the brand new Red Bull Wide Open race! On Saturday, there will be a free workshop in mountain bike photography with Nine Knights photographer Markus Greber. On Sunday, MTB pioneer Hans Rey, freeride pro Andi Wittmann and 4X legend Guido Tschugg will be at your disposal during an open signing session. The action starts here – make sure you visit the Livigno – Feel the Alps booth in Riva!

When the BIKE Festival Garda in Riva (ITA) returns, you know that the European bike season has started. However, the biking paradise of Livigno situated 1,816 meters above sea level is in full swing, preparing everything bikers and visitors could possibly desire this summer! Naturally, they will be onsite at Riva to tell everyone about their plans. The season will kick off with the Suzuki Nine Knights (16th-21st June) and in July, a brand new race concept will be set in motion at the Mottolino Bikepark. Red Bull Wide Open will take place on July 11th to 13th – the best gravity riders will come together to decide who-is-who and what-is-what on an exciting and challenging course, unlike no other. All the information about the events will be available at the Livigno – Feel the Alps booth in sunny Riva.

On Friday May 2nd, one of the most renowned photographers in the bike scene, Markus Greber will be sharing his top tips and trade secrets to aspiring photographers. Last year, the German photographer won the overall 'Best Photo' category from the major mountain bike event Suzuki Nine Knights. At Riva, in two half-day workshops (maximum 8 participants per workshop) Greber will show you how to capture the stunning shots on your own camera. A standard camera and a bike are required to participate in the workshop. The first workshop will be held from 09:00am-01:00pm, the second from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Participants can register until April 30th by submitting a short email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively you can sign up at the Livigno booth (G42) on a first come, first serve basis.

The excitement continues, when on Sunday May 4th, you can meet mountain bike icons at the Livigno tent: Livigno's bike ambassador Hans "No Way" Rey, the freeride pro Andi Wittmann and the 4X legend Guido Tschugg will be waiting to give you a personalized autograph and solid hand shake. Then, why not jump on Hans Rey's bike for a stylish photo in front of Livigno's photo wall. Of course you will get your own copy, free of charge!

Livigno is looking forward to seeing everyone at their booth in Riva and wishes all the bike fans a good start into the new season.